Economics at the Wheel : The Costs of Cars and Drivers
Economics at the Wheel is about cars and driving, and all the problems that cars and drivers create for America. It explains actual government policy intended to reduce the damage cars and drivers do to us, and it explains why these government policies are almost all failures because they attack the wrong problem or attack it in the wrong way. The reader will come away with a much fuller understanding of air pollution, global warming, highway safety, auto insurance, gasoline taxation, rush-hour congestion, leaking underground storage tanks, and many other auto-related issues.
- Paperback | 258 pages
- 152.9 x 228.6 x 13.2mm | 408.07g
- 14 Jun 1999
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- b&w illustrations, bibliography
Table of contents
Preface. Glossary. Introduction. Appendix: External Costs and Policy: The Economics of Driving: The Cost of Driving. The Demand for Driving. Appendix: Who Really Pays a Gasoline Tax? Energy and Air Pollution: Fuel Efficiency. Air Pollution. Appendix: Benefit-Cost Analysis of Automotive Emissions Controls. Global Warming. Highway Safety: An Overview of Highway Safety. Appendix: The Value of Life. Vehicle Safety. Seat Belts and Air Bags. Legal Liability and Insurance. Alcohol. Youth. Speed and Highway Design. Other Automotive Externalities: Congestion, Roads, and Parking Appendix: The Theory of Highway Congestion Water Pollution. Potpourri. Where Next?: Where Should We Go from Here? Where Can We Go from Here? Answers to Text Questions. References. Index.